Preparing for the Spring Holy Days

by | Mar 14, 2023 | Pastor's Letters | 0 comments

Greetings from Helena!

Today (Friday) it has been snowing off and on most of the day, and although the snowplows have gone by a number of times, the streets are definitely snow covered. (The photo above is of snowing falling on our spruce tree a few minutes ago when I started working on this eNewsletter.) The snowfall is expected to taper off this evening, so we are still planning to head to Belgrade for Bible Study tomorrow morning, then on to Billings for Sabbath services at 3 p.m.


This past week we finished Mark 13l in our Wednesday night online Bible Study. I appreciate the comments those attending are making in the second half discussion portion. This week we will move into the final hours of Jesus’ life – the Passover with his disciples, trial crucifixion, etc. This will be very timely as we are less than four weeks from Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread.


With the Spring Holy Days so close, I wanted to get you all our schedule for the next 8 weeks. If you have any questions, please contact me.

March 11th 10 a.m. – Bible Study in Belgrade at Benson’s home
March 11th 3 p.m. – Sabbath Services in Billings
March 18th 1 p.m. – Sabbath Services in Helena
March 25th 1 p.m. – Sabbath Services in Kalispell
April 1st 1 p.m. – Sabbath Services in Missoula
April 4th 8:15 p.m. – Passover Ceremony in Helena (Webcast)
April 5th 7:30 p.m. – Night to Be Much Observed Meal in Helena
April 6th 1 p.m. – First Day of Unleavened Bread Service in Helena
April 8th 3 p.m. – Sabbath Services in Billings
April 12th 1 p.m. – Last Day of Unleavened Bread Service in Helena
April 15th 1 p.m. – Sabbath Services in Helena
April 29th 1 p.m. – Sabbath Services in Missoula
May 6th 12:30 p.m. – Webcast from Cincinnati (General Conference of Elders)

All services will be webcast.

For those that can not make it too Helena for the Spring Holy Days we encourage you to make plans to gather with others in your area to celebrate them together if possible. Please contact me if you need help in making plans.

This Sabbath and for the remaining Sabbaths leading up to the Spring Holy Days I will be focusing my messages on them. This Sabbath I will be focusing on “discerning the Lord’s body” from 1st Corinthians:

1 Corinthians 11:28 NKJV – But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
1 Corinthians 11:29 NKJV – For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

There are many articles and sermons and study aids available on the main UCG.ORG website that would be helpful as you “examine” yourself. Here are a few:

A Bible Study series I plan to go through on the UCG Home Office site is Six Steps to Passover:

There are many other helpful resources available. Certainly reading the last chapters of the gospel of John and as well as the last chapters of the other gospel would be a great place to start. If you need additional direction, please let me know and I’d be happy to assist you.

We wish you all a good, restful, and spiritual refreshing Sabbath! If Val or I can be of any service or help, please don’t hesitate to call, text or email!

Warm regards,

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